Marinakis, Ioannidis, Radziwill and Martinos win awards in front of 1,200 at annual shipping gala

Maran Tankers, Carras (Hellas), Golden Star Ferries, Aspida and Naftika Chronika among others honoured

Shipowner Evangelos M. Marinakis was named Greek Shipping Personality of the Year for 2017 and veteran Onassis Group personality Pavlos J. Ioannidis was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Athens on Friday, November 24 at the 14th annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards.

A record attendance of fully 1,200 Greek and international shipping personalities gathered at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel for the 2017 event, organised by Lloyd’s List, the international maritime newspaper established in 1734.

They hailed the brightest performers for 2017, including some of the industry’s best-known personalities and companies, and enjoyed an exciting event programme that reflected increasing interest in digitalisation and its impact on the industry’s future.

ClassNK, a longtime supporter of the event, was once again overall lead sponsor of the Greek Shipping Awards.

Greece’s minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Panagiotis Kouroumblis, opened the ceremonies and presented a donation on behalf of the event organisers to ‘Argo’, the charity supporting children with special needs in the families of Greek seafarers…

Guests enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail reception hosted by the Malta Ship Registry while China Classification Society offered the traditional champagne toast to the health of Greek shipping.

The annual awards recognise achievement and meritorious activity in the Greek shipping industry as well as promote Greece as a maritime centre. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges representing a broad cross-section of the Greek shipping industry.